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Delicious Air Fryer Chicken Wings for Beginners

We’re all about chicken wings, especially when they come from an air fryer. These wings are crispy, juicy, and oh-so-delicious.

Whether you’re prepping for a game night or just want a tasty snack, air fryer chicken wings hit the spot. We tested heaps of options and these are our absolute faves.

The reasons are simple: they’re quick, fuss-free, and mouth-wateringly good. We’re talking perfect texture without the grease. Plus, who could resist that crunch? Room filled with friends, beer in hand—air fryer wings are a win.

Prep your tastebuds; these wings might just become your go-to favorite. Ready to dig in? Let’s get started.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Alright, ready to whip up some magic? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds of chicken wings: Flats and drumettes, the perfect duo.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil: Keeps things crispy and golden.
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder: For that extra punch of flavor.
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder: Because we love layering flavors.
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika: Adds a subtle smoky kick.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (not baking soda).
  • Salt and pepper: To taste, of course.
  • Your favorite wing sauce: Buffalo, BBQ, or honey mustard, go wild!

Grab these goodies, and you’ll be on your way to chicken wing heaven in no time.

It’s best to let the wings marinate for at least 30 minutes, but if you’re pressed for time, you can skip this step.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Chicken Wings

First up, don’t overcrowd the basket. Give those wings some elbow room so they cook evenly and crisp up like a dream. If you cram them in, you’ll end up with soggy sadness instead of the crunchy goodness you’re aiming for.

Pat the wings dry with paper towels before seasoning. This little trick helps them get super crispy. No one likes a soggy wing, right?

Another handy tip is to flip the wings halfway through cooking. This makes sure both sides are equally crispy and delectable. We don’t want any side feeling neglected!

Got a sweet spot for extra flavor? Marinate your wings overnight. Pop them in a zip-lock bag with your favorite sauce or dry rub and let them soak up all that goodness. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.

Keep an eye on the temperature too. Preheat your air fryer to around 375°F. This gets them cooking evenly right from the start. Plus, preheating means less waiting time for your snack attack!

Finally, for wings that rival your favorite wing joint, toss them in a bit of extra sauce right after cooking. Sure, it’s a bit messy, but that’s all part of the fun!

air-fryer chicken wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Get ready for crispy, flavorful air fryer chicken wings! Perfectly seasoned and cooked, they’re ideal for any occasion. Customize with your favorite sauce. Let's get crispy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 portions
Calories 309 kcal


  • 1 Air-fryer
  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Tongs
  • Paper towels
  • Zip-lock bag or bowl with a lid


  • 2 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your air fryer to around 375°F.
  • Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels.
  • In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken wings to the mixture, making sure each wing is evenly coated.
  • Place the seasoned wings in your air fryer basket in a single layer without overcrowding.
  • Cook for 15 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for an additional 15 minutes on the other side.
  • For extra crispy wings, turn up the heat to 400°F for the last 5 minutes.
  • Once done, toss the wings in your favorite sauce or enjoy them as is.
  • Serve and enjoy these mouth-watering air fryer chicken wings!


Serving: 1gCalories: 309kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 23gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 426IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, chicken wings
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5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating

Andrew Gray

Monday 8th of July 2024

simple and easy to make recipe